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by Robert V. Kail

This solid, research-oriented overview of the field of child development provides chronological coverage on the subject. The well-organized volume is designed to make it easier for students to learn with a module-based format and six different kinds of features highlighting a specific aspect of child development and child-development research fully integrated with the volume. The volume addresses foundations of child development, the physical growth, cognition, social behavior and personality of infants and toddlers, preschool children, school-age children and adolescents. For those involved with and interested in child development.

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ISBN: 0130933236
ISBN13: 978-0130933232
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Psychology
Author: Robert V. Kail
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (May 2, 2002)
Pages: 264 pages
ePUB size: 1730 kb
FB2 size: 1215 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 109
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As a senior in my last semester of undergrad degree, I've read my share of textbooks (and I'm one of those bizarre students who actually READS them, not just skims parts occasionally), and this one has been a joy to my jaded eyes! I know it's petty, but I like a textbook to have a bit of color; it just helps keep you awake, in my opinion. This book has lots of full color pictures as well as different font colors for headings etc. But one of my favorite features, is that it comes "pre-highlighted": important vocab is in blue, bold, and italics with its definition in black bold, and important concepts are put in the margin in a larger font in blue. It's also VERY well organized. Each chapter is divided into modules, and each module is organized by heading systems that make it really easy to find what you want again if you need to go back. Plus, there are little helps like thought questions and story vignettes; and each chapter ends with a summary and some practice questions, as well as a mini-index for page numbers for key terms from that chapter in particular.

More important than formatting (which is important in my opinion), the writing is clear and easy to follow, even fun at times. The writer uses a very casual, first-person style, which makes the whole experience more down-to-earth and accessible. True, I imagine there are more in-depth textbooks on this subject out there, but if you're just taking a survey/intro course like I am (one of my last electives, hoorah!), this is the perfect amount of depth. Enough to teach you a lot, but without being overly technical or bogged with excessive detail. If I wanted to go into extreme detail, I could have majored in this; to just learn the basics, this is perfect! I actually used this textbook as a "treat" in my studying repertoire, saving it for last after I covered my more tedious textbooks. I knew I could read this even if I was tired and still have good comprehension and attention levels, and I actually have really enjoyed the material. I even found myself reading portions that weren't assigned for my class, just because I found it interesting!
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Interesting and well presented material.
this is a college can I like or not? I had to have it and I got it, it served its purpose at school and it is about it.
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I had to read this book for one of my child development classes and it was a great help!! The book comes with a program in which you can create your own child. The program also has a study guide which is excellent for testing yourself! Loved this class and book!!!
Perfect condition. It was brand new and sealed.
Prompt delivery as date stated.
This textbook is great because you can take to class only the chapters you need since it is loose-leaf.

I received my book in record time. The condition it was in was great and the price was fantastic! Best choice compared to the expensive school bookstore.